The Second Gene and Immunotherapy Conference in Vietnam – Hội nghị liệu pháp gen và miễn dịch lần 2 – 2015


The Second Gene and Immunotherapy Conference in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

September 25, 2015 – September 26, 2015


THE GENE AND IMMUNOTHERAPY CONFERENCE – VIETNAM (GIC-VN) is highly privileged to convey to you our warmest greetings and cordial invitations to participate in THE 2ND GIC-VN 2015 on the theme of “Innovations in Cancer Research & Regenerative Medicine”, which will be in Ho Chi Minh City from September 25-26, 2015.

GIC-VN 2015 is highly honored for the sponsorships by the Vietnam National University (VNU) and co-sponsorships of the leading international institutions of the University of Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN). We are specially honored to welcome Distinguished Professors David Eisenberg (HHMI investigator, UCLA) and Ken-Ichi Arai (Former Dean, IMSUT) as the conference Plenary Speakers. We look forward to welcome scientists and researchers abroad and in Vietnam to share their advanced research with the 2nd GIC-VN. We appreciate profusely the sponsorships of private, government and international agencies to help with the organization of the conference.

As evidenced, GIC-VN has made rapid and significant progresses since the 1st GIC-VN two years ago. The core organization of GIC-VN is the Laboratory of Stem Cell Research and Application (SCL) of Ho Chi Minh City which was recently promoted to the Regenerative Research Center with the new facilities and expanding functions and activities; together with VNU, the laboratory has established active collaboration with UCLA in cancer research in Ho chi Minh City; SCL also established its international status via producing over 50 publications since 2010 in peer-review journals on stem cell as well as cancer topics, in addition to editorship of two journals sponsored by Springer, namely BMRAT (Biomedical Research and Therapy – and Progress in Stem Cell (

GIC-VN 2015 is looking forward to welcome participations of international experts in the field of gene and immunotherapy as speakers for the conference. In particular, we would like to promote the advanced and latest science on cancer and regenerative research.

As a tradition, the opening ceremony, plenary lectures, seminars, workshops and company exhibitions will be at the privilege environment of the HCMUS in Ho Chi Minh City, which is regarded as the Science Hub of the country. The 2nd GIC-VN conference events will focus on providing attendees with forefront and in-depth in a multi-theme of innovative research on cancers and regenerative medicine by international leaders and experts; researchers of Vietnam will present their works attributed to the medical challenges of Vietnam. A proceeding of conference reports is arranged for publication by Springer. A round-table discussion for collaboration and partnership/investment of biotech in Vietnam will be organized. Tours of the natural scenery and historical sites of Vietnam will be organized to entertain speakers and guests. For details, please see specified sections of this website.

We would like to express in advance our heartfelt appreciation to speakers who would accept our invitation to help enrich the scientific programs of the conference. We would also be very thankful for your assistance in promotion of this invitation to the circle of your collaborators and colleagues. GIC-VN offers to make your participation and visit to Vietnam a pleasant and memorable experience both in science and culture of our motherland.

Last but not least, we wish to express our profound gratitude for the past organizers and participants of the 1st GIC-VN that has made it a very successful event and provided inspiration for promotion of the modern biological sciences for applications in Vietnam, from which we anew and extend our journey via the 2nd GIC-VN

We gracefully look forward to welcome your reunion and new coming to GIC-VN 2015.

Thank you.

Phuc V. Pham, PhD
Co-Organizer, Vietnam Representative
GIC-VN 2015






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Dr. Tran, Linh Thuoc

Prof. & President
University of Science
Vietnam National University,
HCM City – Vietnam


Dr. Pham, Van Phuc

-Deputy Director, Stem Cell Laboratories
– Lecturer, University of Science,HCM City – Vietnam
-Editor-in-Chief, BioMedical Research and Therapy (BMRAT) Journal – Springer, USA

Dr. Fuyu Tamanoi

Prof. & Director, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Signal Transduction Program Area, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA – USA




Dr. Nguyen, Duc Thai

-Chief Scientific Advisor &
Lecturer – Stem Cell Laboratories.
-Former Program Director &
Assistant Adj. Professor,
Glaucoma Genetics Research,

Lect. Phan, Kim Ngoc

Head & Founder, Stem Cell   Laboratories, University of Science, Vietnam National University,HCMC- Vietnam



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Phan Thanh Binh

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Prof. Phan Thanh Binh

President of Vietnam National University, HCMC, VN

Prof. Tran Linh Thuoc

Rector of University of Science, VNU-HCM, VN

Prof. Truong Dinh Kiet

President of HCMC Stem Cell Society;Professor Emeritus, University of Medicine & Pharmacy, HCMC, VN



Prof. David Eisenberg, PhD

HHMI Investigator; Professor, Dept. of Biological Chemistry; Dept. of Chem & Biochem; Director, Center for Global Mentoring, UCLA


Prof. Ken Ichi Arai, MD, PhD

Founder and Chairman, SBI Biotech Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. Former Dean, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo (IMSUT) – Japan. Founding President, the Asia- Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN).


Prof. Fuyu Tamanoi, PhD

Director, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area ; Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA, USA





Prof. Mong Hong Lee, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Executive Editor, Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy; Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Hallmarks


Prof. Brad Nelson, PhD

Director and Distinguished Scientist, Deeley Research Centre, BCCA; Professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology, UVIC; Adjunct Professor, Biology, UVIC; Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC


Prof. Dr. Le Quoc Minh

Director of Research, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST); Secretary General, Vice President of Vietnam Materials Research Society (V-MRS); Member of International Committee on Imaging Science (ICIS)



Prof. Kiyoshi Fukui, MD, PhD

Director and Professor, The Institute for Enzyme Research, Division of Enzyme Pathophysiology, The University of Tokushima, Japan



Prof. Yasuhiko Nishioka, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Rheumatology, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima, Japan



Prof. Somi K. Cho, PhD

Faculty of Biotechnology College of Applied Life Sciences Jeju National University, Jeju- Korea


Prof. Ta Thanh Van, MD., Ph.D

Vice President of Hanoi Medical University; Director, Center for Gene and Protein Research; Director, Quality Control Center for Medical Laboratory


Prof. Win-Ping Deng, MD. PhD.

Vice Dean, College of Oral Medicine; Director, Stem Cell Research Center Taipei Medical University, Taiwan


Prof. Phan Toan Thang

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Dr Choo Kong Bung

Chairperson of Centre for Stem Cell Research; Senior Professor,Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Department of Pre-clinical Sciences

Nicoletta Dentico

Co-director, Health Innovation in Practice – HIP


Madame Ton Nu Thi Ninh

Director of Tri Viet Foundation; Former Ambassador of Vietnam in the European Community